Bethenny Frankel may leave Housewives for her own show

The Real Housewives of New York City star and former Apprentice star Bethenny Frankel may leave the Bravo show for her own series.

The show would be called Skinny & The City–Bethenny’s line of products is called Skinnygirl–and The New York Post’s Page Six quoted an anonymous “tipster” who said, “The show will follow her planning her wedding to [fiancé] Jason Hoppy.”

An anonymous person confirmed that to the New York Daily News, saying, “Why wouldn’t she want her own show? Who would stay on a stage with five or six other ladies when she can have her very own platform?” The paper also quoted nutritionist Tanya Zuckerbrot, who owns SkinnyAndTheCity.com, and is upset the new series might use the same name, even though there’s been no confirmation that’s actually the real name.

‘Real Housewive’ Frankel Gets Own Reality Show [New York Post]
Bethenny Frankel may have a fat lawsuit to deal with for her skinny show [New York Daily News]

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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